Hop Rod Rye - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.36/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
22 oz. bomber poured into an Imperial pint glass, served at 50F.
A - Caramel brown body, no head but a really strong lace ring that is extremely long-lived. The carbonation in this one is a little more present than in other AIPAs I've had, I'm liking it.
S - Fresh malt with a rye sourness on top and an undercurrent of sweetness.
T - Surprised me, its a hop hammer at first! Puckering hops lead into the rye and malt character, and it does have some sweetness balancing it out as well. Some honey, also juniper. A lot to take in.
M - A real wild ride, high level of complexity in the mouthfeel. Starts off fresh and wet, then picks up with bitterness and just as it peaks it slides off with a sweet counterpoint. Finishes with a slightly herbal aftertaste, and it really sneaks that 8% ABV past you.
O - Hell of a fun beer! I like an occasional rye-heavy offering, and this one is near the top of the ryes for me.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2013 04:39:20 | More by bambam2517
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Hop Rod Rye from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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